Which Alabama airport you utilize depends on what attractions you plan to visit
and what things to do interest
you. There are flights to a number of regional airports in Alabama both point
to point within the state as well from other states. If you want to fly to Alabama
from outside the country, you have two choices—Huntsville International Airport
in the north of the state on the Tennessee
border, and Birmingham Alabama
Airport in the center of the state. Even though Montgomery
and Mobile are both large cities,
they only have regional airports. Still, there are flights to these airports
in Alabama from outside the state, and you will find Alabama airport parking
at all the airports.
Mobile, Dothan, and Montgomery airports in Alabama all have good sized regional airports, with extensive direct service from many states, and connecting many scheduled flights daily. Muscle Shoals and Tuscaloosa have smaller, municipal airports that will be convenient if you're traveling to one of the more out of the way attractions in the northern or western part of the state.
Mobile and its surrounding area comprise an important destination in the state,
probably the most important for vacation travelers. You will need to get to
this Alabama airport for your Alabama
vacations along the coast, or if you're embarking a ship for one of the
Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico cruises
that departs from the new Alabama Cruise Port. There are direct flights to Mobile
from several southern states, with Memphis,
Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia
having the most frequent schedules. Dallas
and Ft. Worth in Texas and
Charlotte North Carolina
also have direct flights. You may connect through one of these cities en route
to Mobile. You may connect through Huntsville or the Birmingham Alabama Airport
if you're coming from a state further afield or from an international destination.
The Mobile Alabama airport is a large and modern facility, and there are bound
to be more direct flights into it once the traffic to the Alabama Cruise Port
begins to build.
There is the same kind of Alabama airport parking at these airports that you will find at most major United States facilities, with both short and long term available. The fees for this are less expensive than you generally find at a major international airport, and the Mobile airport offers valet parking (with a car wash while you're away) for a slightly higher fee.
The Birmingham Alabama Airport is the state's largest airport, and offers more
than 160 arrivals and departures daily. Second largest is Huntsville International
Airport. With these two airports, you can fly to Alabama from all over North
and South America as well as from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
You'll find that Alabama airport parking here if as high-tech as at any major
international airport. It is still a bit less expensive than the largest Unites
States cities, such as Los
Angeles or New
York. There is a daily rate garage near the terminals, and a remote long-term
lot. An unusual convenience offered at the Birmingham Alabama Airport is the
Cell Phone Lot. Drivers with cell phones are allowed to park here near the terminal
and at no charge and with no time limit while waiting for arriving passengers.